Wang Shu: A Museum from a Painting
$15 Non-Members / $5 Members (includes admission to the museum’s collection galleries)
Pritzker Prize–winning architect Wang Shu of
Amateur Architecture Studio presents a talk about the firm’s work and its sources
of inspiration, including Chinese landscape painting and traditional buildings.
Amateur Architecture Studio is at the forefront of contemporary Chinese
architecture and the practice is rooted in the culture and natural resources of
the communities where it works. This approach is reflected in projects such as the
Ningbo History Museum, the campus of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and,
most recently, the Fuyang Cultural Complex.
Wang Shu and his wife, Lu Wenyu, established
Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou, China, in 1997. Wang received the Gold Medal of Architecture from the Académie d’Architecture of France in 2011 and the Pritzker Architecture Prize
in 2012 for the firm’s work.
About the Series
The Asian Art Museum and California College of the Arts present a series of lectures by leading figures shaping architecture today. Through this collaboration, the series hosts a combination of distinguished architects from Asia as well as North American practitioners active in Asia to provide a common framework for deepening knowledge of and interest in contemporary Asian architecture.